TLC's new reality show, Toddlers and Tiaras, is a little bit creepy, quite insane at times and very revealing about the kind of people who are into pageants for kids. That's why I can't stop watching it, even if every time I see one of those poor, innocent girls parade in adult-like evening gowns or tiny bathing suits, I cringe a little thinking about poor JonBenet Ramsey.
What seems to be clear from the first episodes is that it seems that most of these girls doing these pageants are not that into it. They seem forced and not fully happy about having to learn routines or dance in front of all these crazy adults. It is their frustrated moms who are responsible for those scary, frozen smiles in their child's faces.